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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perinatal mental health: a guide for primary care health professionals (2013)

Author

beyondblue

City

Melbourne

Type

Report

Institution

beyondblue

 

Description

This information resource has been developed to provide mental health professionals with guidance on how to work in a culturally appropriate way with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, fathers, and families during the perinatal period. The topics contained in the resource include:

The guide also includes a practice checklist, as well as information resources and helplines appropriate for health professionals, and for women and their families. The guide was produced with help from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reference group, people with experience of perinatal depression and anxiety, and St. John of God Outreach and Advocacy Services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This guide should be used by all mental health professionals who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families during and after the birth of a child. In reading the information in this guide, mental health professionals will come to understand the different factors that can impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families duirng the perinatal period. The guide will provide mental health professionals with the information needed to work in a culturally appropriate and senstive way with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Contact details

beyondblue
Head office
PO Box 6100
Hawthorn West Vic 3122
Ph: (03) 9810 6100
Fax: (03) 9810 6111

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Last updated: 6 August 2013
 
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